UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD: AHRC POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

FACULTY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3UL.

AHRC POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT (Literary Cosmopolitanism in the English Fin de Siècle) (1.0 FTE)

Salary: £30,434 – £37,394 per annum (pro rata)

This full-time post is offered from 1 October 2015 (or as soon as possible after this date), for a fixed term of 6 months.

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the individual will work under the direction of Dr Stefano Evangelista (Trinity College) on a project entitled The Love of Strangers: Literary Cosmopolitanism in the English Fin de Siècle, which explores how cosmopolitanism offers a radical alternative to the ideology of nationalism, asking individuals to imagine themselves as part of a community that goes beyond national and linguistic boundaries. The RA will work in close collaboration with the PI and will carry out research on behalf of the PI into how cosmopolitanism is discussed in the period 1880-1900 by certain French writers and in a number of French periodicals; carry out independent research that will lead to a publication (such as a peer-reviewed journal article or book chapter) in this area; and collaborate with the PI in organising and leading two graduate workshops in London and Paris and a major international conference, funded by the fellowship, to take place in Oxford in March 2016.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in modern French literature or comparative literature (which must have been awarded by the time the individual takes up the post); fluency in French; experience of working on printed sources, journals and periodicals, and in researching these sources through on-line databases; accuracy in transcription and strong organizational and administrative skills.

Further particulars (which all applicants must consult) are available at:

http://www.ox.ac.uk/about_the_university/jobs/research/

Applications (which should include a CV, supporting statement and a sample of written work (max. 7,500 words)) should be made online via the link above by 12 noon on Friday 12 June 2015.

References should also be submitted electronically by this date, to english.office@ell.ox.ac.uk.